Early morning fog delays flights at SAN airport

Posted at 11:13 AM, Nov 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-26 14:13:29-05

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Hundreds of travelers were stuck at Lindbergh Field Sunday morning because their flights were delayed, or canceled, due to overnight fog. At one point, 25 flights were affected and people were scrambling to find another flight out.

The delays were both for arriving and departing flights from several different airlines including Southwest, American Airlines, and Delta. 

The line at the Southwest ticket counter was so long that it extended outside of the airport. An employee for the airline said they had six flight cancellations that were a result of flight cancellations on Saturday night because of fog. Some passengers said they never received notification about the flight delays and were visibly frustrated as they waited in the long line. 

Some said re-booking was also a nightmare because most of the flights were already sold out for the day. Many passengers were forced to wait on standby and hope to get on a flight. 

San Diego International Airport said they were expecting an average of 60,000 passengers a day during the busy Thanksgiving week.